When I saw these pictures this morning, my jaw dropped! What cooler project could a father and a son take on together than building the ultimate in fantastically imaginative decor? Complete with a two story climbing rope, birds nest, port holes, a 2 story tube slide, and working rope bridge, this is by far the coolest nautical wonderland outside of a real pirate ship I have ever seen.
More than just an incredible design, the ultimate pirate ship bedroom was the culmination of a father's dream. As the designer Steve Kuhl tells us, "Our client grew up as a repressed type-A child and never really lived the childhood he dreamed of. He had to help support the family from a young age. When he became a father one of his goals was to give his son, Zach, a childhood full of play and adventure. He approached me about designing something special. I conceptualized a few different ideas including a space ship and a race car. Ultimately, the pirate ship ruled the day."
I for one am as jealous as any 4 year old! You can read more of the imaginative owner's interview and see original sketches of early design here.
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- World's Coolest Bedroom Has a Floating Pirate Ship (techeblog.com)
- Pirate Ship Bedroom With Rope Bridge, Slide, Top-Access Closet (mt-soft.com.ar)
- Parenting Handbook: Minnesota Design Firm Builds Whole Pirate Ship in Kid's Bedroom (curbed.com)